Column: Pitino breaks his own mold, just this once
(Eds: Updates with Michigan's win. With AP Photos.)
By JIM LITKE
AP Sports Columnist
ATLANTA -- Playing hunches does not get a coach into the Hall of Fame. It certainly didn't get Rick Pitino to the threshold.
Looking after every detail does. So does recruiting NBA-caliber talent, then slotting those players into a system, conditioning and teaching them and, finally, making them believe that winning is the by-product of relentless defense.
That's been Pitino's M.O. ...
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